A special guest blog by Marisol Archuleta from SouthWest Organizing Project’s El Grito blog.
In the past few years, Albuquerque has made it a point to foster public art projects. Organizations like 516 Arts (www.516arts.org) and Working Classroom (www.workingclassroom.org) have cultivated young artists and the beauty can be seen all around downtown. Our NM hip-hop family and other artistically inclined Burqueños have supplemented this work downtown with their art all around the other quadrants of Albuquerque.
Consider this blog my love letter to Burque art and the artists that created it. Many of these artists were not paid to create the art they did, or they were paid only in supplies and not for their time or talent. Bottom line, what you are about to see is a labor of love, and it colors our city attractive and enchanting. Thank you, Burque artists, for the beauty and life you bring to our city. Power to the artists!